Little bloomers... Some of the first courtyard flowers are the Helleborus Orientalis. They are loverly nodding little blooms. Also, the Gunnera that we experimented with seems to still be alive despite looking brown and dead. It is the courtyards second year and I am expecting great things from all the plants. We recently uncovered the banana and it looks ready for the warmer weather. We are hoping that this year it gets taller than we are and gives that great tropical look to the garden.
I still love the sound that the palm fronds give in the breeze. It's like a vacation in the courtyard and everyone should have an outdoor space like that!